A thorough cleaning is an important first step in any furniture renewal project. Removing decades of dirt and grime often restores much of the original luster. Kevin says it’s hard to believe, but it’s perfectly OK to wash furniture with soap and water.
Simple and Cheap Homemade Method to Refinish Wooden Furniture Olive or Vegetable Oil – About ¾ cup White or Apple Cider Vinegar – About ¼ cup Just mix together and dip a rag into the mixture. Then, just wipe your furniture down with it.
Annie Sloan has a wonderful technique that brings out the beautiful detail on gilded surfaces with pronounced carving such as mirrors and frames. Apply ChalkPaint® to the surface, ensuring it goes into all the recesses. Once dry, take a damp cloth and wipe over the raised carving, leaving paint in the recesses. Paint can be left as a wash over some of the raised areas for a soft effect or wiped cleanly for a stronger contrast. Make sure you work over all so the finish is even. Gorgeous and…
The Beginner's Guide to Distressing with Annie Sloan | It turns out that distressing with Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint and Wax by Annie Sloan doesn't have to be stressful at all! Here's a detailed tutorial for how to age and distress a piece of furniture to give it that time-worn look, rich with character. This guide is your one stop shop for inspiration; so what are you waiting for? This paint is SO easy to work with.